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Pigeon pea vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal contains less Copper, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Pigeon pea is 110% higher.
  • Oatmeal has 23 times less Potassium than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, while Oatmeal has 61mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved).

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +603.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +2182%
Contains less Sodium -65.3%
Contains more Zinc +345.2%
Contains more Copper +1501.5%
Contains more Iron +14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 24% 224% 19% 33% 6% 7% 17% 22%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +603.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +2182%
Contains less Sodium -65.3%
Contains more Zinc +345.2%
Contains more Copper +1501.5%
Contains more Iron +14%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +299.4%
Contains more Folate +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1446.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.025
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.29
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 26% 2% 0% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 33% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +299.4%
Contains more Folate +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1446.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.025
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.29

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pigeon pea Oatmeal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Oatmeal Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 9.97g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 2.37g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.36g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 11.67g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 68kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 10.37g Oatmeal
Fructose g 0g Oatmeal
Sugar g 0.46g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 80mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 5.96mg Oatmeal
Magnesium 183mg 26mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 77mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 61mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 49mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 0.62mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.066mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 433IU Oatmeal
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Oatmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.26mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.215mg Oatmeal
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 3.025mg Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.317mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.29mg Oatmeal
Folate 456µg 44µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Oatmeal
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.04mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.083mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.105mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.2mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.135mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.04mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.13mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.151mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.057mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.003g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.226g Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.391g Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.426g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Oatmeal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Pigeon pea
27
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
44
Oatmeal

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
130%
Pigeon pea
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
6%
Oatmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.104g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.